Proprietary and open source forensic tools are helping law enforcement extract evidence from mobile devices and even recover data that has been deleted.
Smartphones provide a wealth of evidence for forensics investigators, but the escalating number and variety of mobile devices coupled with a growing case backlog has put digital forensics development to the test.
The demands of security and connectivity are the two major challenges confronting agencies as they roll out mobile networks, government IT executives say.
There are tools and techniques law enforcement can use to get data from a smartphone, but the question of when police can search a phone remains to be decided.
The railroad service is looking for a dedicated, wireless trackside network that provides a high-capacity, broadband-speed Internet connection between Washington and Boston.
The highway department in Cheektowaga, N.Y., uses cloud-based mobile management tools created by Xora for GPS tracking and vehicle trip auditing, mileage management and more.
Census Bureau is already exploring how new applications might help improve the cost, participation rate, energy savings and accuracy of the next decennial census.
Wi-Fi network connection points will be installed in NYC public payphone kiosks, replacing the aging devices. The hotspots will also still include an option for voice services and offer free calling to 911 and 311.
The Transportation Department is turning to mobile smart form technology to help move critical traffic safety information to analysts faster and more efficiently.
Peterson Air Force Base is looking for sources to provide a tool to simulate the flow of email, social media, blogs and other communications under crisis conditions.
Campus police at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, are testing a technology platform that integrates multimedia with real-time geo-technologies accompanied by machine learning and mobile-to-mobile security.
A new capability lets the military, first responders and security personnel share geospatial intelligence data via mobile devices even with little or no connectivity.